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. now they are going to manage all of our healthcare? a few weeks ago the president addressed the failure of his web site and he made one point that is absolutely true. >> the affordable care act is not just a web site. it is much more. >> right. this is so much more. failure of on-line exchange is a symptom of this disease. government mike troe mmicro man. they can't make a web site work and for years they offer something called e health. millions of people go there and comparison shop. many buy insurance. the web site lists different companies prices deductibles. they have enrolled nearly 2 million people. john good man points out it will enroll the entire country if it were given the freedom to do that. he said tz private not a single exchange in the contract would help. the central planners say government doesn't fit. michael bergis was a skeptical he stopped practicing to take a muchle much less useful job, doctor, congressman bergis you wrote an op ed saying congress was supposed to be different than europe. >> honestly the whole premise of the founding of our society wa
marilyn tavener about the problems with the affordable healthcare act website. it has been one year since hurricane sandy hit the northeast, and people are still dealing with insurance claims. the cleanup is estimated to be around $65 billion. i'm tony harris in new york. "inside story" is next on al jazeera america. >> well, fixing website glitches fix the affordable care act, and will enough americans sign up? that's tonight's inside story. >> hello, i'm libby casey in washington. as the obama administration races to fix the website, critics are turning up the heat. the latest issue, how many americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now have to switch to fl comply with the law. we'll give the affordable healthcare act a checkup, who will have to change their plans and why, and how will it affect young healthy americans. the success depends on the young signing up in large numbers. >> on capitol hill today marilyn tavenar, the administrator for cms answered tough questions about the affordabl affordable . >> i want to assure you that it can and will be fixe
races to fix the website, critics are turning up the heat. the latest issue, how many americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now have to switch to fl comply with the law. we'll give the affordable healthcare act a checkup, who will have to change their plans and why, and how will it affect young healthy americans. the success depends on the young signing up in large numbers. >> on capitol hill today marilyn tavenar, the administrator for cms answered tough questions about the affordabl affordable . >> i want to assure you that it can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: but new to the hearing, individuals receiving cancellation letters from their insurance providers. >> i would take them back to the free affordable care act days if you were in the market, half the individuals in the market did not stay on their policies, they were kicked off for pre-existing conditions. they saw their premiums go up 20% a year. now, in fact, the issuer has decided to change the plan did
care act is a program that is designed to fund the healthcare resources of last resort and critical for the hiv patients and as we know, sadly congress has been shrinking this program over the last few years and we are grateful to nancy pelosi, who protected it as long as anyone could do and it has been a challenge because of that shrinkage. and many patient whose relied on the ryan white programs will be eligible for medical or insurance through the coverage california, the exchange for the first time and these patients will be eligible for that. >> and of course, that is fantastic. and for these patients but as we go forward in the implementation and we know that it is going to be a challenge to sort of implement the new forms of coverage under the affordable care act and so i am grateful to the task force and for taking the time to develop, a report and to issue recommendations so as to insure the continuity of the care and maintenance of the high quality comprehensive services for these patients. and first we will hear from two task force members, and courtney, pearson, and the
for the debacle. the applicants financial data could be compromised. >> would you shutdown the system and give a security test. >> no sir if you read the memo. >> >> i have read it. >> the weekly testing of the devices and including interface testings daily and weekly scans are going on. taken together the problems with the launch have given the republicans an opening to regain footing. >> it's the president's ultimate spoferencibility, correct. spoferencibility -- responsibilities correct. >> he is the president and he is responsible for the program. >> he is responsible for the problems at the website. he is angry about it and he said that those problems are fixed mid november according to the officals. sebilius was asked if the problems with the website would cause a delay. pushing back the deadline where everyone must have health insurance or face a fine. sebelius says there is americansty of time for everyone to get insurance. they are not going to push back the dea deadline. >> mike viqueira at the white house. >> some states are having problems with the affordable care act. one
is losing their right to healthcare coverage, and no insurance company will be able to deny you coverage. those days are over, and that's the truth. >> defending and selling. a two pronged attack to fix america easy healthcare exchange. no money, but why some social security recipients are not celebrating. cleanup, why they're celebrating. where the trash goes next. >> an object, believed to be a meet error right fell at a farm in new jersey. >> remembering a moment in broadcasttivity. broadcast history. >> more outrage tonight over the problems with the affordable care act and the president and his administration are promising once again to fix them. the system has been plagued by glitches since day one, and it was offline, even as the secretary of health and human services was grilled by the committee. and meanwhile, the president launched another defense from boston. mike has more on the story. >> reporter: the president's hss secretary called the website a debacle today, john. even as the president was defending the law, and drawing parallels with another high-profile launch that had
it is yours. dagen: we are staying on top of this toy. the president's health-care law on capitol hill and there's a lot of fire being thrown. connell: you have been watching kathleen sebelius on what happened with the launch of obamacare. >> in these early weeks, access to has been a miserably frustrating experience for too many americans including many who avoided years, there's the entire life for the security of health insurance. i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of let me sail directly to these americans you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems and committed turn your confidence back. dagen: talking about falling on your sword, kathleen sebelius looking to shoulder the blame for problems with the rollout of the health exchanges. continue to breakdown. connell: we will go back live as things heat up in the q&a, rich edson has been monitoring the whole thing and he joins us from washington d.c. with a latest on capitol hill. rich: she is confident by november 30th they will have
is hitting the road to defend his healthcare program in the wake of a series of web site issues for healthcare do the goff -- michelle macaluso on the growing criticism. >> despite its rocky roll out, these marketplaces will work laws massachusetts has shown that the model works. >> the affordable care act or obamacare was based on the former governor mitt romney. >> all the parade of horribles, the worst predictions about healthcare reform in massachusetts never came true. >> the obama administration has come under fire in recent days after hundreds of thousands of americans received cancelation notices from insurance companies because their individual health plans don't meet minimum standards set by the law. >> people like choices, and as i said, some people want to have chardonnay out of a piece of crystal stem wear and some people want a beer out of a red solo cup. >> they apologized for the botched web site. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of now security issues are a concern, which could be worse than the tech
. they waested no time to say they were story for her role in the president's healthcare plan. >> in the past weeks access to has been a frustrating ex-ferns for americans. i'm as frustrated as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare got gov. let me say to these americans, you deer is of better. >> i apologize i'm accountable. joining me now to look at who are the winners and losers in the obamacare roll out. this highlights one of the issues. young men and single men may not want maternity coverage. >> but in the way it's structured they end up having to pay for it. was supposed to pay for insurance for every and that is how the insurance markets work. are the winners the majority or minority. >> so many people were locked out in the first place because they were unsurable. one of the groups that will come out big winners are women. one of the things that the congresswoman was saying that she wants to end what the law does which is gender rating base women are actually high rise being people to cover. >> what she proposes in doing is to transfer a tremendous amount of well
. it was only partially resolved, as health secretary kathleen sebelius is grilled about derek valcourt has more on how the site is updating marylanders. but first, danielle nottingham reports on the face-off between sebelius and frustrated people. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says they are working 24/7 to get health working properly. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> she blamed the problems with a problem with the verizon server but said she is ultimately responsible. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone. >> reporter: cbs obtained this memo from september 27th. it discusses incomplete security testing on the website, but still recommends an october 1st launch. >> you have exposed millions of americans because you all, according to your memo, believed it was an acceptable risk. >> reporter: secretary sebelius says it authorizes and consumer information is secure. president obama travels to washington to defend his signature healthcare law. he pointed to the slow start in massachusetts, when the state successfully reformed its healt
[ inaudible ] >>> under attack. in washington, over >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone. >> kathleen sebelius is taking the fall for the flawed website. >> i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about remember. >> congress targets health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. they'd like to know when she found out had major problems and who she told. derek valcourt has more, but we begin with danielle nottingham who begins with the questioning on cap doll hill. >> reporter: health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius says computer services workers are working 24/7, to get working properly. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: sebelius blamed the slowness on the site on problems with the server, but said she was ultimately responsible. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone. >> reporter: republicans grilled president obama's top health officials, also demanding to know why millions have been kicked off their current health plan, after the president gave assurances that
for healthcare via the troubled federal website was minuscule in the first couple of days of the website's life. according to house committee that released early numbers it is in the low hundreds. but here's the question, how does that number stack up to the first weeks of obamacare? how does it stack up to those who signed up for romney care back in 2006? al jazeera's john terrett has been investigating for us. >> you gave it away just now. >> reporter: the is sick. we know that. we've seen it since it launched back on october 1st. that's not really news. what is news is we're getting a hint of how sick this site through which people 36 states purchase healthcare under the new law might begin in the early days. on the beginning day, six people, total six people had signed up and enrolled for healthcare under the obamacare laws. by the second day, october 2nd, much better, more than 100 people had signed up, and then only 248 have signed up at the end of that second day october 2nd. we know this because the house oversight and government reform committee have released these figur
. >> the person in charge of implementing president obama's healthcare reform law was on the hot seat today on capitol hill. health and human services secretary kathleen is he begout facing hours of questions from lawmakers over the troubled insurance website and others issues as well. several republican lawmakers on the committee using the hearing to make the comparison to a famous state where sebelius was governor. >> well, madam secretary, while you're from can kansas, we're nn kansas any mother. some might say that we're in t "the wizard of oz" given the parallel universe. while some think things are great. you, apparently, and you apologized and said it was a debacle, you also seem this think that the affordable care act is great while myself and others have a different view. >> and again kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary did apologize for the problems but that was not enough for some members of congress. here to talk about some of the glitches that are framing these hearings is andrew, ceo of c.t.o. software, a company that launches government website from irv
for that. we're now having a special fee on your register. there's paid sick leave, healthcare, security ordinance. there's so much that we as a city are laying on businesses and so for them to kind of understand that landscape so that when that comes in -- for them to understand that businesses see the sfmta as part of the entire city and not just its separate entity. it's seeing as one other thing you're doing that may impede my ability to get income, but i have to pay, but you're requiring me to pay to help keep sidewalks maintained, to pay -- there's so much that we're asking businesses to pay into the city. i just wanted to know if you think there's any value to -- it doesn't necessarily have to be at the hearing, but a way to present to the sfmta to answer the landscape of which our businesses primarily in our neighborhood, commercial district and the businesses along the commercial corridors have to deal with in interface with the city, so when one more thing comes there may be other stuff behind their response and why that may be. >> i think that's a good idea. also address the
conferees held their first formal meeting. secretary sebelius testified before congress on nsa officials testified as well on their spying programs. the farm bill conferees have begin negotiations. what is your top story this week? we will go through the papers on "washington journal." we want to know what you think the most important story is. , numbers on your phone. us on social media or leave a comment on our twitter feed. make a comment on our facebook page. address --r e-mail our lead story in the washington post is restrained nsa. mounting revelations about the extent of federal surveillance. push forving her a new significant legislative action from an industry that long tried to stay above the fray in washington. after months of calling for the government to be more transparent about its surveillance programs, tech leaders have begun demanding substantial new restraints on the national security agenc y's collection of information across the globe. the pivot marks and aggressive new posture -- marks and aggressive new posture. attentionvoting more to blunting p
for the future. but, it may have to go down at other times, too. good evening. obama care's is back on-line. but fixing the political fall out will prove to be a more challenging task. >> reporter: it is the web site that, instead of providing health care for millions of americans, provided more political fights. >> they are trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour down the expressway. >> reporter: the government tech team continues to fix problems with the web site say lightning rod against the plan itself. >> there are so many destroyers in the house, in the public, in the private health care sector that just want to destroy. >> reporter: our kpix political insiders agree. >> every glitch that is going to happen with it will be seized on to the republicans and they will say your health care plan stinks. >> reporter: another glitch many of the providers plans no longer hold up. he said you can keep it. >> he was not telling the truth. >> reporter: 48 million americans do not have insurance. by 2014 everyone has to have it or face a pen
but at a veryslw reliabilitiy. lou: at that moment, the hoff move system was down -- system of down, and stayed down, sebelius offered a apology, and told the committee to hole her accountable for the ale lure, and insisting that the t presidd not lie when he told americans they could keep their health care insurance if they liked it. but when pressed if the president of the responsible for the law failures, she said, whatever, yes. he is the president. fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuelle on capitol hill with our report. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius defending the roll out of president's health care law but said, she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of so let me say to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: chairman upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to launch. >> over months leading to october 1 launch, secretary and her colleagues at hhs looked us in the eye, and testified that everything was on track. >> reporter: after a lot of
care website to none at all. the federal government is shutting down, center pose for accessing obama care. it will happen thu tomorrow. another wrinkle none theless in a pr disaster. >> the failure of the obama health care launch is a disaster. >> making a first impression that the white house did not want. this matters, obama care affects one- sixths of the u.s. economy. not to mention your own economy. why is going off line again. >> one of the nation's busiest airports is in the seen. >> it is like a dream. it was not real. it was so intense and not normal to hear that. >> the attack like this tests our resolve and who we are and respond. the line of fire and recovery. >> in moments, the now evidence that the killer may have had a specific target in mind. and a city's response in the face of tragedy becomes a point of national pride for all of us and celebrating boston strong. i am harris faulkner. down again. that is linking americans to health care exchanges will go off line in a few hours from now. the site will be down for an e
. it's going to be seized onto the republicans anything, your healthcare plan stinks. >> you are correct. the republicans do not have to enhance any acquisition and make about this. on the other hand, you have not heard from that collection of people who could not get any coverage because they had a pre-existing condition. you have not heard from the collection of people that were going to the emergency room when their problem had become critical. you're just not heard from the people who among longer have to carry their kids at their expense. all of that is what democrats were running for reelection and election will be selling. they are going to defend the plan. the problem is, will obama defend the plan? he seems to have disappeared all of a sudden. >> well, that for the website is for. go to the website and you can get a better deal. >> it to healthcare. it's not a rollout of something else. >> keep in mind, we have medicare, which rules the same way. with any degree of intelligence, one would have used that as the initial entry model. you would be using a program that al
statement. that is reality. the president's signature issue, affordable healthcare not so affordable. and even if you want to sign up, the computer chaos makes it it very hard to do so. but the main problem, the main problem is president obama himself. for years he has been saying to americans they are not going to have to undergo pain when the health insurance changes. >> first, if you are one of the more than 250 million americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. this law will only make it more secure and more affordable. >> well, for many americans that's simply not true. the initial data is clear, health insurance premiums are going up for many working americans and health insurance companies are literally tossing people off the rolls. there is no question that's happening. >> from that podium will you you admit that the president said if you you have a plan you will get to keep it that that was not true. >> let's just be clear. what the president said and what everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought along by t
for the healthcare law on its first day. that's right. six people. recent "saturday night live" skit mocking health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was spot on. >> millions of americans are visiting, which is great news. unfortunately the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. [ laughter ] >> in total, 248 people enrolled in obama care nationwide by the end of day two according to an internal obama administration memo obtained by that oversight committee. adding to the list of white house whos is the fact that the vast majority of those signing up on state exchanges are signing up for medicaid while a much smaller number are signing up for private insurance, the administration says it will release official enrollment numbers in mid november, but, if the numbers are as bad as these reports suggest, what will the president do? joining me now to react from washington, d.c., democrat strategist julian epstein. julian, six? you couldn't make this up. if i had said six, they would call me crazy, racist, who know what is they would call me. six. >> i'm the firs
the federally run exchange at healthcare. maybe the folks in washington could sit in on a few glasses to see what a mess they have put us into. what a story. obamacare is now causing insurance companies, believe it or not, to dump doctors, leaving their patients out in the cold. with more on this from a president of new york state medical society. thank you for coming on the show. great to have you here. so pleased to join us. what is going not? >> physicians are receiving notices from united and part of blue cross blue shield and emblem that the termination from the medicare advantage plans. this is happening in many states across the country, and new york state, it is happening to many, many physicians and their patients. gerri: to you have a sense of how many of getting the boot? >> most companies won't tell us exactly how many doctors are involved. united told us that about 2,000 doctors from the downstate region are being terminated with about 8,000 patients involved in the downstate areas. gerri: people have got to be nervous and on edge. what is the impact of the marketplace? >> it is
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and medicaid is a federal agency in charge of setting up website. cms administrator marilyn tavenner apb for the house ways and means committee to discuss problems with the website and the rollout of the affordable care act. here's part of the hearing. i would like to welcome marilyn d like t -- marilyn tavenner. welcome to the committee today. i look forward to your testimony and other for to the hearing to testim really get an honest, straightforward assessment of the status of health care law. six months ago, health and humaw services secretary sebelius told stra this committee a dozen times that the administration will be law. ready october 1. we no w know the administrationus tolo was not ready and, just last t week, secretary sebelius read suggested they could have used e years to get the exchanges updm and running. week despite having three years totev get the system up and running, e years to get the system up and running, officials at the center of medicare and medicaid services, who are charged with implementing the exchanges added, and i quote, "due to a compresse
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pollack, and one of the its critics, grace ma returner. this just this, is up and running. it crashed briefly yesterday. by now everybody knows how bungled the roll-out has been. democrats are frustrated. silicon valley is increditius, jon stewart is appear oplektic, just over the weekend "saturday night live" was hilarious. >> tonight i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those technical problems. for example, have you tried restarting your computer? sometimes it helps to turn the computer off, and then turn it back on. we don't know why. it just does. if our website still isn't loading properly, we're probably just overloaded with traffic. millions of americans are visiting, which is great news. unfortunately the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. >>> as for the steady stream of jokes that obama care's expense, it seems the 1 person that wasn't at all prepared was the president. apparently no one felt the need to tell him the website isn't ready, they have this thing call google calendar. it lets you know what's doing wh
. >> it's summertime too. >> so the healthcare security ordinance, accessible parking affordable care act has two meetings left and these meetings will be we are still waiting for some file determinations. the city is still waiting for some final determinations we have around the mra and other items that, from the federal government so we hope that we will have those definitive answers in this timeframe that the council needs to make some recommendations to the mayor. >> i'm hearing good things about the california on line. you hear the national stuff with issues, the california -- covered california is actually working quite well. i know several people are gone on it, mixed results as far as, like, costs on people. i know some people whose healthcare costs went down and i know a handsful of people whose healthcare costs went up. we have a mix, but as far as, like, accessibility and everything, i've heard no issues with that. >> well, that's good, that's good to hear. and then the online business portal next week will be going before the budget and finance committee to release the funds
and register. and the lady her disappearance is a mystery. no one has tracked her down and the administration will not release her identity or information or name. >> she's out of a gig. as the hour rolls along we'll try to log on to the alisyn or new jersey or new york. >> new jersey, and i have done it for an hour and haven't been able to and just seeing that error message. >> i will try new york for the next hour or so and let you know how you do. send us a tweet at bill hemmer. >> or to me at allyson camerota. >>> a british man is arrested and charged with hacking in several u.s. agencies. including nasa. 28-year-old loweri love and his partner stole the information of thousands of government employees including military service members. the motive was to disrupt the operations and infrastructure of the u.s. government. it is not clear if love tried to sell or profit from it in any way. >>> remember all of the federal workers who filed for unemployment in the 16 day shut down. they are told they have to give the money back because they received back
about the affordable healthcare act some of the details get lost between the bronze and gold levels of care. and a website that is impossible for people to manage and navigate. one detail is hard t to forget. it's been a mantra since as far back as 2009. no one loses their healthcare chaplan. >> you have health insurance. it doesn't mean a government take over. you keep your own insurance. if you like your plan you can keep your plan. >> he said it a few times. maybe it should have been ellipses. you know, dot dot dot. insurance companies have sent letters out like one that came out today to some people telling them that their insurance will be changed or even cancelled. your current plan can no longer be offered. nbc news is reporting that up to 75% of 14 million consumers will get a cancellation letter in the next year because their policies don't meet stan standards laid n the new law. and to the millions of americans that have attempted to use to shop and enroll in healthcare coverages, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it shoul
is reported by united healthcare. stepping up for better healthcare. back to you. >> kristy, thank you. contributes continue today for lou reed, the rock and roll legend passed away at the age of 61. susan mcginnis takes a look back at his remarkable career. >> lou reed was the driving force behind a legendary cult band, velvet underground. the band never achieved widespread commercial success. but many credit the group with revolutionizing rock in the '60s and 'cents and -- '70s and having a major influence on rock. walk on the wild side was his only top 20 hit. but songs like sweet jane and pale blue eyes became reed standards. ♪ [ music ] the singer led the way as the velvet underground collaborated like none before. including filmmakers and artists like andy warhol. >> that's why nothing got changed. because andy said, don't change anything. leave it alone. >> reporter: the velvet underground was inducted into the rock and roll hall hall of fame in 1996. the new york native was an admitted hard drinker and drug user. he underwent a liver transplant earlier this year, and later ca
about watching these hearings. they're all out of, you worked on trying to do big projects. what was your takeaway from the hearing today? >> my takeaway is that we have a congress that is dangerously illiterate when it comes to technology issues. i mean, looking at this thing as a programmer and technologist, it was rather like watching people who can't read or write trying to be a book critic. i had no fundamental on what was even good or bad, it was baffling. >> what did you see that emerged -- seems to me, republicans have moved past criticisms of that. yet, that seems to be the implementation order that this law needs to get over. >> it is interesting for sort of fiscal conservatives to move on, and worry about this issue, whether or not people can keep their health insurance. you know, the system that we use called the federal procurement process, in order to buy and build is broken. and that is responsible for $500 billion a year of spend by the federal government. >> wait, i'm sorry -- $500 billion a year? >> yes, a half a trillion dollars a
the trouble-plagued healthcare website. as cbs news' susan mcginnis reports, a top white house official faces some tough questions. >>> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: ed head of cms says fixes since the launch have improv
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. >>> for people just getting to sign up for insurance one month ago at, some states might be reporting higher numbers. a lot of places are not. nielle nottingham has the story from washington. >> reporter: notes turned over to a congressional committee show in the 48 hours after launched just 248 people successfully signed up for insurance. the white house says those numbers aren't news. >> we know and acknowledge that the website has been a problem. >> reporter: the administration also says it expected low numbers in the beginning and a surge closer to the march 31st deadline, but frustration with the affordable care act goes beyond the website for as many as 3 million americans who are learning they will lose their current policy because it does not meet the standards of the new healthcare law. many consumers who have successfully signed up for new insurance policies in the last month have done so on state run exchanges where streamlined operations allow for a quicker response to problems. washington d.c. is running its own exchange with mila coffman at
today and your testimony. i too am frustrated with the flawed rollout of, i do appreciate your long standing commitment to improving the health care options for all americans and fixing this website quickly. i think it's important to note that in my home state of california and other states as well, the new exchange marketplace, we call it covered california, is working. rates -- constituents are finding that rates are as much as 29% less than those that they found on the marketplace last year. i'm thankful my constituents now have this option. as i look around to complement takes nationwide, it seems clear to me that political decisions in individual states have really made the difference for consumers. the governors and state legislators that embrace this law are delivering for the communities, but those elected who are trying to ignore the opportunities presented and continue to throw up roadblocks both here in congress and in state legislatures should not seem surprised that there are significant bumps along the way. this seems to me to be completely disingenuous. havi
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over sold and acknowledged the website is a mess. >> look, there is no denying it. right now, the website is too slow. too many people have gotten stuck and i'm not happy about it. and neither are a lot of americans who need healthcare and they are trying to figure out how they can sign up as quickly as possible. so there is no excuse for it. and i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. we are working overtime to improve it every day. >> well, that was only part of what he said. request senior white house correspondent jim acosta joins us with details. jim, the white house originally built the speech as a romney comparison, clearly a chance for the president to do damage control. >> that's right, anderson. you heard the president talk a bit today about the first month of that rollout of the health care plan, 100 people signed up and trying to make the case this is similar to what is happening with the obama care law. this is about damage control. you heard the president say earlier today he takes responsibility and will make sure it getsed fixed. you
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is going to be seized on by the republicans. aha, your healthcare plan stinks. >> you -- showing us the republicans don't have to enhance in any accusation they put. on the other hand, you have not heard from that collection of people who could not get any coverage because they had a pre- existing condition. you have not heard from that collection of people that we're going to the emergency room when the problem was critical. you have not heard from the people who no longer will have to carry their kids at their expense when they can do it within the framework of their plan. all of that is what democrats running for re-election and election will be selling. they are going defend the plan and the problem is will obama defend the plan? he seems to have disappeared all of a sudden. >> go to the web set and -- website. that is what it's for and the website doesn't work. >> it's a visceral thing, your healthcare. >> keep in mind that we have medicare, which rolls the same way. with any degree of intelligence, one would have used that as the initial entry model and you would not have all working better. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: sebelius blamed the problems with a verizon server. but said she is as responsible. >> i am as frustrated as anyone. >> reporter: top officials also demanding to know why millions are kicked off their current health man, after the president gave assurances that would not happen. >> some bur cats in washington- - bureaucrats in washington say, even though you're promised to keep it, you're now not able to keep that plan. >> reporter: cbs obtained this internal government memo from october 27th. it discusses incomplete security testing on the website, but still recommends an october 1st launch. >> you have exposed millions of americans, because you all, according to your memo, believed it was an acceptable risk. >> the memo is an authorization for further security testing and says all consumer information entered on this site is secure. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the white house says president obama has complete confidence in his secretary. sebelius, the president is in boston this
. the problems with are unfortunate and we should investigate them and then every american will have access to affordable health insurance. thank you, mr. chairman. >> before we swear in secretary sebelius, i want to clarify energy and commerce committee practice for swearing in of witnesses. the committee typically has two types of hearings. oversight hearings and hearings that focus on legislation and policy. secretary sebelius, for example, has testified previously before our committee to discuss issues relating to hhs budget or other policy matters. as is the case with all policy witnesses, secretary sebelius was not required to take an oath prior to testifying. today's hearing is different. it's an oversight hearing. it is a long standing committee practice to swear in all witnesses at oversight hearings whether they are private citizens or cabinet secretaries. >> mr. chairman, i thank you for your comments. i just want to join you in simply explaining that swearing in of the witness before an oversight committee hearing has always been under oath. that is a standard p
we are now five weeks into enrollment and the news seems to get worse by the day. was down last night at 5:00 p.m.. it alsos of down on monday and it crashed last weekend. and even this morning when we attempted to view the site before the hearing, we were hit with an error message. but this is more than just a website problem. that was supposed to be the easy part, remember? americans were assured that their experience would be similar to other onlean transactions like purchasing a flight or ordering a pizza and that their sensitive personal information would always be secure. but after more than three years to prepare, malfunctions have become the norm and the administration has pivoted from saying they're on track to setting a new target date of november 30th. and for those few americans who have successfully applied, the website glitches become provider glitches come january 1st? americans are scared and frustrated. and this situation should rise above politics. many folks at home have spent hours or even days trying to sign up. they continue to take time a
ordered a techñ;su problems with the problems with the, but even individual mandate. beltway, a critic of theÑi president's health care law, louisiana governor bobby jindal,Ñ'i chair of the republican governors governor, welcome back to "fox newsÑi sunday." >> thank you for having me this morning. >> president obama's trouble-shooter onÑi the obamacare website says that the problemsÑi should be fixed by the end ofñr november. here he is. >> by the end of november, will work smoothly for the vast majority of users.Ñidk do you think that targetçó is?Ñi and is this -- howÑi big a problem do you think this is becoming for democrats? >> chris, i think they'll eventually fix the website. but let's remember, this is the easy part. the critical issue is when it comes time to schedule surgery, what's goingçó to happen then? i think this is symptomatic of a biggerçó problem. is thisñr administration the most competent or most liberal administration in recent history? i think this policyÑi shows, to quote hillary clinton, what difference does it
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